7 May 2006
From Valerie Hunt’s “Infinite Mind: Science of the Human Vibrations of Consciousness”
(Dr. Valerie Hunt has been a professor at Colombia University,
the University of Iowa, and the University of California at Los Angeles)
Information from science molds our beliefs about reality, what we consider true or imagined. These pervading beliefs direct our lives. The 20th century, characterized by the boldest scientific exploration, has produced the greatest amount of information in the shortest amount of time that we have seen in all of history. Scientific discoveries in the past 30 years have been monumental in helping to explain the physical world. By deeper investigation some earlier truths were expanded and some shown to be only partially true. Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, for example, showed that space and time are not absolute, as originally thought. Understanding the atomic structure of all mass, and its splitting with the recent discovery of subatomic particles, demonstrated that the greatest potential power source in the world lies in the smallest amounts of matter.
Our current understanding of infinite space is overwhelming when compared to that of the early part of the 20th century when we thought we were the only world, with our stars and our sun and moon, as though this constituted the entire universe. Now we know that there are thousands of worlds, perhaps even more, and as many suns and moons.
Our capacity to communicate via satellites has made it possible to beam information instantaneously to any location on the globe. Developments in the field of computer technology have given us a glimpse of the profundity of the human mind.
No one doubts that scientific discoveries make profound differences in our lives. Examples are time and labor saving devices, the speed of travel and communication, and improved comfort and medical care. But for many of us, these improvements have not caused us to alter our concepts of ourselves, or our beliefs about reality. So, although we readily accept the fruits of current invention, we are not prone to give up outmoded thought.
An older paradigm describing physical reality is based on 17th-century Newtonian concepts of reality. In this system, there is no such thing as consciousness. But today Quantum Physics has absolutely transcended every postulate in basic mechanical science. For example, on the subatomic level particles of matter seem essentially empty; we find only a wave of energy without dense form. At the quantum level of matter, things don’t exist until they are observed.
Another older paradigm states that time flows in an irreversible direction from past to future; we can’t stop time or reverse it. Einstein consistently reminded us that this was not true. Without motion there is no time. When people enter higher states of consciousness, they lose the sense of time.
Most profound changes in the perception of reality came from Einstein’s Unified Field Theory. This theory states that all matter is organized energy. Recent advances in Unified Field Theory have brought scientists to a more simplistic understanding of the universe. Scientists, investigating the mysteries of the universe, have divided matter into smaller and smaller parts. The ultimate stuff of the universe is consciousness. The essential raw material of the universe, the stuff of which everything is made is non-stuff. Not only is it non-stuff, it is a thinking non-stuff. Ultimate reality is contacted not through the physical senses of the material world, but through intuition (“inner tuition”).
The true nature of physical reality is that it is non-physical; everything in the world and in fact, in the universe, is an expression of energy. What we consider to be “matter” is actually energy in various forms. We have been taught that the atom is the “smallest particle” of which all matter is made; however, there are tremendous spaces even within an atom. The distance between the nucleus of an atom and its orbiting electrons is proportionally 47 times greater than the distance between the sun and our orbiting earth.
The human body, or anything else that is “physical”, is proportionately as void as intergalactic space. Everything physical is mostly empty space. If we could see the human body as it really is or anything else as it really is, we would see a huge empty void with some random electrical discharges.
All physical matter is ultimately made of subatomic particles that are moving at lightning speeds around huge empty spaces, and these particles themselves are not material objects. These particles are fluctuations of energy and information in a huge void of energy and information. Nothing is solid matter; it just appears that way to us. Everything is energy. Matter is actually a composition of different forms of energy – clusters of atoms arranged in different patterns.
Everything in this universe is a movement of energy. Consider these words of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Planck as he accepted his award for his study of the atom: "As a man who has devoted his whole life to the most clear-headed science, to the study of matter I can tell you as the result of my research about atoms this much: There is no matter as such…"
A thought is a quantum event -- an impulse of energy and information that transforms itself into subatomic particles, which then arrange themselves into atoms, and then into molecules of matter, and ultimately the physical world. Thought creates material reality.
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